Nova Scotia’s Steb Sly is an understated pioneer in Canadian electronic music. Check out our chat with Sly as we cover an eclectic career ranging from breakdancing and beatmaking in the 1980s, cutting techno records in the 1990s, scoring high profile video games like Mass Effect in the 2000s, to presently hosting a wealth of live stream sessions in the 2010s.
One of the earliest and most interesting slices of Halifax hip-hop history that has made it to the internet is an untitled video snippet of the Uniacke Square Posse in 1988.
The Secret Selector serves up a slice from the Golden Age of Canadian hip hop with track selections by Halifax pioneers Mod’rn World Thang. Check out the overlooked legacy of MWT that ranged from opening for Public Enemy in 1989, to helping create the first Haltown hip hop compilation in 1993.